Students sort images into groups such as transportation, day at the beach, classroom, and washing machine. Each group has an item from 1900, 1950, and today. Students arrange each group by these time periods. 12 groups for a total of 36 cards.
These cards easily provide differentiation. Younger students can simply sort a smaller amount according to past and present. Older students can use the cards as a starting point for discussions on changes in technology and culture.
This sorting activity would also make a great Grandparents' Day activity, so grandparents can discuss changes they have witnessed in their lifetimes.
This activity is also found in the Sorting and Matching Activities Value Pack